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Aroid (Amorphophallus muelleri) Aroid (Amorphophallus muelleri) Aroid (Amorphophallus muelleri)
Aroid (Amorphophallus muelleri) Aroid (Amorphophallus muelleri) Aroid (Amorphophallus muelleri)
Aroid (Amorphophallus muelleri)
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This Amorphophallus species is kept in Southeast Asia for its edible tuber.

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This Amorphophallus species is kept in Southeast Asia for its edible tuber. It must first be boiled to break down toxins and is then added to dishes as a vegetable. Its natural range is in Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and Myanmar, mainly in tropical forests with drier periods. During drought, the plant goes dormant to sprout again later from the tuber. If the tuber is large enough, the plant can flower with an inflorescence up to 60 cm high. The spathe is purple with white spots and the spadix is light-coloured and often somewhat thickened. The species is self-pollinating, so fruits are easily formed after flowering with 1 seed in each. The leaves have a white-spotted petiole and grow to a height of about one metre. On the leaves, the plant can develop bulbils, so it can also reproduce asexually. 

It is an easy to keep species that grows best in well-drained soil. Water much less during the dormant period. 

Sowing description: The seed can be raised (further) in a well-drained soil mixture with organic matter. Keep that constantly slightly moist. For initial development, a temperature of 25-30grC is optimal.  

Family: Araceae
Scientific name: Amorphophallus muelleri
Common name: Aroid
Native to: Southeast Asia

Sowing time: Year-round
Difficulty: Intermediate
Minimum temperature: 5 degrees Celsius

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